September 28th, 2016 20:05 EST
Two Strikes in Yemen Kill 4 Terrorists
The U.S. military successfully struck two al-Qaida targets in central Yemen in the past week, killing four al-Qaida operatives.
One strike, in the Marib Governorate Sept. 20, killed two operatives of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
Another strike, Sept. 22 in the al Baydah Governorate, killed two other al-Qaida operatives.
These were al-Qaida operatives who continue to support their organization`s destabilizing effects in Yemen, " said U.S. Central Command spokesman Army Maj. Josh T. Jacques.
U.S. Central Command continues to protect the U.S., its allies and partners from these threats by denying Yemen as a haven for AQAP, " Jacques added.
Al-Qaida and its associated movements remain a significant threat, said Jacques, noting Centcom will not relent in its mission to degrade and defeat al-Qaida and its remnants.
Centcom`s mission, he said, is to direct and enable military operations and activities with allies and partners to increase regional security and stability in support of enduring U.S. interests.
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